July 6, 2020
This is what the program writes about our student on the official Instagram page:
“Tahmina Ustoeva is finishing her first - year majoring in International and Comparative Politics at AUCA.
She joined the Youth Council in September 2019 representing Tajikistan. Tahmina is a recipient of the Open Society Foundation scholarship.
As part of the Access Microscholarship Program, Tahmina was able to run her own projects such as “Teens-allies for sustainable development”, “Peace is within us”, and “Green Patrols”. Participating in several development projects that were implemented on achieving SDGs, gave her the knowledge of being a positive influencer.
Besides her academic performance, she loves learning new languages and developing communication skills. Tahmina became the winner of the “Spelling bee 2019” competition and the winner of the regional olympiad for English language in Tajikistan.
Another great achievement of Tahmina was learning French language. As a result, she was accepted as an exchange student for Fall Semester 2020 for the Sciences Po University in France.
Moreover, she represented Tajik Delegation in the Diversity week at AUCA. Tahmina is also a member of the New Star AUCA Newspaper. Recently her article about “Urban Legends of my homeland” which was dedicated to the Tajik culture day was published.
Additionally, Tahmina wrote a project proposal to the Student Initiative Development Program at AUCA “Global change makers” that supports and teaches youth by addressing problematic issues and finding solutions through social projects.
She was selected as a coordinator of Young Life Club at the International AUCA Dormitory.
Tahmina has excellent academic performance, as she was in the Dean’s list for the academic year of 2019-2020.
Within the Youth Council, she participated in the Annual C5+1 International Debate Tournament “Network Cup” 2019. She was in the organizing team of the “Seeds of Peace” project.
Tahmina believes that Youth Councils C5+1 is an amazing network of active youth of Central Asia and Afghanistan for promoting stability and prosperous development in the region”.
What is Youth Council? With U.S. Embassy in the Kyrgyz Republic collaboration, the American University of Central Asia (AUCA) has created a dynamic C5+1 Youth Council (YC) that brings together Central Asian youth with diverse backgrounds, leadership skills, and mindsets for positive change.
What do they do? The YC reinforces the U.S. - Central Asia (C5+1) joint goals of the Global Counterterrorism Forum (GCTF) Regional Dialogue, Central Asia Business Competitiveness (CABC), Transport Corridor Development (TCD), Power the Future, and Supporting National and Regional Adaptation Planning that tackles issues of common concern.